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Round Bale Soybean Mulch
“Soybean straw makes great mulch for my garden,” says Tom Gogerty, Madrid, Iowa, who uses a chainsaw to cut sections of soybean straw from round bales.
  He buys the bales from a neighbor for $20.
  “I cut up the top half of the bale first,” says Gogerty. “I stick the chainsaw in half way up the bale and cut horizontally all the way around the bale. Then I cut down vertically and section the top half of the bale off in quarters. Once the top half of the bale is gone I cut up the bottom half. There’s a 6-in. dia. piece left in the middle of the bale that the chainsaw can’t reach.
  “I use up almost an entire bale every spring. I wait until my garden crops are tall enough that I can mulch the whole garden,” notes Gogerty.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Tom Gogerty, 216 E. 21st St., Madrid, Iowa 50156 (ph 515 795-2685).

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2012 - Volume #36, Issue #6